What will it take for the age of make believe to come to an end in the western world? I watch the rape of Georgia, who wanted desperately to be separated from Russia and allied with NATO, and I can’t help but remember the rape of Czechoslovakia and Austria before World War II. How long are we going to kid ourselves about the nature of Vladimir Putin and the new, successful, filthy rich, Fascist Russian Empire? We’ve been worried about Global Warming and the fate of the Spotted Owl while the seeds of World War III germinate in Russia and China and the Middle East. It’s like a child hiding under his blanket thinking that this will save him from the math test he didn’t study for in school that day. For a child this type of behavior is understandable, and even to be expected, but for the West not to recognize world drifting again into an active flirtation with Empire and World Control is suicidal as well as incomprehensible.
Parts of Russia’s 58th Army — including 150 tanks and armored vehicles — reportedly were moving Friday on the capital of South Ossetia after Georgian troops entered the city in an attempt to crush separatist forces seeking to control the breakaway province.
When Adolf Hitler invaded Poland, the rational was that Polish militants were engaged in genocidal acts against ethnic Germans, in the territory Germany lost after World War I. Vladimir Putin claims he’s going into Georgia to stop the genocidal acts against Russians by militant Georgians. Ethnic Cleansing in Europe? Good Heavens! Quick everyone, to the café for some dark roast coffee and some overpriced pastry! (In America that means Starbucks.) One can’t worry and complain on an empty stomach! Like the thirties the people of the world don’t want to understand the import of the Russians pretending to be the rightful heirs of the old soviet member states. Georgia has appealed to the world, in the form of the United Nations for help against the virile Russian Leader Putin and his neo Nazi Russian storm troopers. Like Austria and Czechoslovakia of long ago their cry will be met with a resounding silence. Was it just yesterday when Georgia was pleading for admission into NATO? How realistic was that? How wise of Europe to deny this request and thus keep the peace in Europe by not forming an alliance that would have dragged them into a reckoning with Russia!
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow was receiving reports that villages in South Ossetia were being ethnically cleansed.
“We are receiving reports that a policy of ethnic cleansing was being conducted in villages in South Ossetia, the number of refugees is climbing, the panic is growing, people are trying to save their lives,” he said during televised remarks in Moscow from Russia’s Foreign Ministry.
Where are the real world leaders at a time like this? What’s going on in world capitals while the Russians anounce that the Georgians were “ethnically cleansing” poor innocent Russians from their land? President Bush and the Russian Czar Vladimir Putin were watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Neo Fascist China! How about that for a soul stirring example of world brotherhood? Thank God for the Olympics because it reminds us all that we’re all citizens the world and we can compete together in peace to throw a shot-put through industrial pollution as thick as peanut butter if we really try. George W. Bush has said that he’s seen into the soul of Vladimir Putin and believes they can work together. This would be an excellent time to prove those words, because it’s just going to embolden Russia who is becoming quite the economic force in the world, to reclaim other lost Soviet member states.
President Bush and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin reportedly were discussing the Georgia crisis after attending the opening of the Beijing Olympic games……. A spokesman for President Bush said Russia and Georgia should cease hostilities and hold talks to end the conflict. NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said he is seriously concerned about the fighting and that the alliance is closely following the situation.
Georgia, which borders the Black Sea between Turkey and Russia, was ruled by Moscow for most of the two centuries preceding the breakup of the Soviet Union. The country has angered Russia by seeking NATO membership — a bid Moscow regards as part of a Western effort to weaken its influence in the region.
Does all this seem vaguely familiar to anyone? Haven’t we been down this road in the past? The sacrifice of George to appease the Russians and their New Fascist Czar, Vladimir Putin, is just going to embolden Russia to make greater demands and either they will be stopped by Europeans or Europe will become the newest Muslim satellite states of the New Russian Empire. Georgia’s crime was wanting to join the west in peace and prosperity and enjoy the freedom denied them for century’s of Russian domination. Freedom is an elusive dream in the old soviet territories and their dreams of joining the west are but pipe dreams, as the west too forsakes freedom for mindless corporatism and the illusions and security of socialism. You might say that Georgia knocked on the door of freedom and no one was home.
I don’t think that George Bush is under any illusions about what’s going on in Russia anymore. He won’t be waving any paper in the air on his return, claiming to have Putin’s signature for “peace in our time.” What time in office remains to Bush will doubtless be spent giving Israel political cover while Israelis deal with the Iranian Nuclear Program. The Israelis don’t have the luxury of indulging the fantasies of peaceful Iranians as we do in the west and when they act against Iran they will only be doing what they must do if they want to live.
So we’re all going to watch the Olympics while Georgia is subjugated, in a very public way, and the other former client states of the soviets find their own aspirations for freedom chilled by the fate of the Georgians. They’ve been through it all before, and so have we, but this will be the first time in a nuclear world run by oil and multinational corporations. I can’t help but wonder if this will be seen as the opening act of World War III by some future historians assuming we don’t render ourselves extinct this time.
The devil is in the details and while the west takes the long view and tries to appease its way out of another bloodbath and America falls on an economic grenade of our own making, the Russians and the Chinese go on their marry way whistling a happy tune. The world is their oyster and the west hasn’t got another war left in them. Putin and his Chinese counterparts must be on top of the world today as the shocking weakness of the west is revealed in all its pathetic, self loathing stupidity. The west clings to its fantasy world while the real world prepares for carnage and yet another bloody realignment. Here we go again!
The quotes in this article are from this story on the Fox News Website. Here is the URL for the whole story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,399962,00.html So too is the quote below from the same story except for the last one which is drawn from the book: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THRID REICH BY WILLIAM L. SHIRER.
Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev later chaired a session of his Security Council in the Kremlin, vowing that Moscow will protect Russian citizens.
“In accordance with the constitution and federal law, I, as president of Russia, am obliged to protect lives and dignity of Russian citizens wherever they are located,” Medvedev said, according to Russian news reports. “We won’t allow the death of our compatriots go unpunished.”
Now consider this from the time of WWII
In defense against Polish attacks, German troops moved into action against Poland at dawn today. This action is for the present not to be described as war, but merely as engagements which have been brought about by Polish attacks.